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Pick n Pay Wine & Food Festival 2022
20 April 2022
The Pick n Pay Wine & Food Festival is back this year and looks forward to raising a glass to the country’s incredible wine makers after a tough two years of lockdown. The event will take place on Saturday 30 April and Sunday 1 May 2022, which is a long weekend, so all more reason to celebrate a wonderful day of wine tasting!
While Pick n Pay has, for a number of years hosted wine festivals around the country, it formally launched its own wine festival in 2020 before the pandemic saw it taking a two-year hiatus. The festival is back and better than ever, with a range of new wines and the must-have favourites you’ve grown to love over the years.
Over 40 estates from wine-producing regions across SA will be represented at the event, and as always, festivalgoers can expect an abundance of choices, all of which will be available for purchase right there, at the same priced you’d pay at the cellar door.
In an incredibly exciting development, ranges developed exclusively for Pick n Pay, in collaboration with wine producers, will be available to enjoy and purchase at the event.
“These collaborations have truly cemented our position as ‘the home of South African wine’ and we are excited to bring our customers even more choices and fine wine at the most affordable prices,” says Gavin Levers, head of Pick n Pay liquor.
“South African wines have an exceptional story to tell, and what better way than to tell it than in person, at a fully interactive food and wine experience?”
Exclusive wines on offer for your tasting pleasure include: The Masterpiece, from Bellingham, our most recent collaboration, comprising Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and a red blend; Jacques Steytler, boasting six varietals, Jacques Mouton, with a range of four wines, L'Avenir (six wines), Le Bonheur (five wines) and Great Heart (two wines). Other estates to look forward to at the event include Boekenhoutskloof, Simonsig, Pongracz, Kaapzicht and many more (see full list below).
If you’re a bubbly lover, you’ll have a hard time moving beyond the brand-new dedicated sparkling wine experience, where Cap Classique, Champagne and sparkling wine will abound for your tasting pleasure.
Where there’s wine, there’s food, and a bounteous feast to purchase awaits at the all-new Pick n Pay Gourmet Food Lane, where you’ll find the best Pick n Pay has to offer, prepared by professional chefs. And don’t forget the ever-popular burger truck and coffee trailer.
After brushing up on wine knowledge with the experts at the tasting stalls, festivalgoers can buy their favourite wine and food choices and relax under the trees while soaking up the live entertainment, courtesy of popular local musicians.
Always a firm favourite is the Pick n Pay Tasting Room, where expert wine makers and professional chefs will present a culinary journey featuring exquisite wines superbly paired with melt-in-your-mouth canapes. The 30-minute sessions are hugely popular and sell out fast, so make sure you book early to secure your spot.
For the latest updates on the Pick n Pay Wine and Food Festival, please keep an eye on their social media platforms listed below.
- Venue: Kenilworth Racecourse, Rosmead Avenue, Kenilworth, Cape Town (parking at Wetton Road entrance)
- Dates & Times: Saturday 30 April 2022 (12.00 – 19.00) | Sunday 1 May 2022 (12.00 – 18.00)
General access: R200 - Includes:
- One-day pass
- Wine tasting courtesy of top wine estates
- The opportunity to purchase wine at cellar-door prices
- Delicious fresh food for sale in the Pick n Pay Lane
- Live entertainment
- Tasting Room ticket: R260
- All the above as per general access ticket.
- PLUS, a 30-minute pre-booked wine and canape pairing presented by professional chefs and expert wine makers.
Please arrive 10 minutes ahead of time for Tasting Room sessions.
Please note that under eighteens must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. They do not require a ticket as they will not be issued with an armband or glass at the entry point.
WHERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS:
- Tickets are available instore at a Pick n Pay Money Counter or via Webtickets: https://bit.ly/PnPWFFCT
- Tickets will be available at the venue, but to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to book ahead of time.
FOR MORE INFORMATION / DIGITAL PLATFORMS:
Facebook event ID: www.facebook.com/events/1063255621073357
Hashtags: #pnpwff #pnpwffctn
The full list of participating wine estates and brands include:
Alto, Alvi’s Drift, Antonji Rupert, Protea L’Ormarins, Bellingham, Beyerskloof, Boschendal, Boekenhoutskoof, Boulevard, Cederberg, Companjiesdrif, Da Lucca, De Grendel, Diemersdal, Durbanville Hills, Fat Bastard, Fryers Cove, Graham Beck, Great Heart, Haute Cabrierre, Pierre Jourdan, Jacques Mouton, Jacques Steytler, JC le Roux, Kaapzicht, Ken Forrester, Krone, La Motte, Leopards Leap, Laborie, Laurent Perrier Champagne, L’Avenier, Le Bonheur, Nederburg, Neil Ellis, Pieper-Heidsick, Pongracz, Reyneke, Robertson Winery, Paul Cluver, Oak Valley, Simonsig, Spier, Thelema, Tokara, Valdo, Warwick, Waterford
By: Dani Isaacs